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Happy accidents

A selection of old and new things. The Accidental Observer, an abandoned tumblr / Le Neuvième Art, another old tumblr of hard line comic illustrations / Una Vida Moderna, mid-century modern in Mexico and Detroit, a tumblr / art by … Continue reading

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Where did you see it last?

One of the first analogies we ever had for ‘things’ was a website like a filing cabinet, a place into which stuff could be placed for later retrieval. Today, even our archives need archives (thank you to the kind people, … Continue reading

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Deep dive

A selection of things. Cursed Render, a tumblr / art at the near-sighted monkey / tips and tricks for Field Recordings / Water Geomaids, synchronised swimming photography by Brad Walls / drone sounds by Gjør Styggedom / instrumental post rock … Continue reading

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Icy wastes

If Any Living Inuk Knew, ‘Louie Kamookak has been on a 40-year quest to solve the Franklin mystery—for himself and for his people’ / related: Building Terror, ‘Scratch building a 1:48 scale model of HMS Terror’ / Wired has called … Continue reading

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Exhibitionists

Gabriela Galimberti’s book The Ameriguns (Dewi Lewis) is a bit like Things Organized Neatly but for _ _ _ _ (fill in the blank accordingly) / let’s not put an X-Wing in the Smithsonian / more non-science: fuses or magic … Continue reading

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Belief systems

Things from here and there. Could be better edited. Old blog archaeology with Telstar Logistics / the people of Hackney, photographed by Jenny Lewis / England’s 20th Century coastal communities seen from above / Metabunk.org does a very fine job … Continue reading

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Brmmm, brmmm

A selection of things / aerial photography by Klaus Leidorf / photography by Matthieu Salvaing / a Russian pet cemetery / Debbie Harry on The Muppets (via Kottke) / architectural photography by Mårten Lange / art by Katie Trick / … Continue reading

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Slow week

It’s been a slow week. Enjoy Nick Cave’s egg cup / Ian’s revolutionary shoelace knot / the sounds of Heretical Sect / the What makes this song great? series / Keep your distance, pandemic photographs by Matthew Chattle (via BBC … Continue reading

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Mondays

A collection of things from here and there / a collection of the best fashion podcasts / best humour podcasts / buy Cave Things (via Vogue) / Aphantasia: The People Without a Mind’s Eye, a film by Wired UK / … Continue reading

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Tricky second issue

This and that. Issue 02 of The Modern House Magazine is available / drawings and paintings by Jake Grewal / taxidermy-inspired art by Polly Morgan / prints by Cicely Englefield. See also / the Wood Society of the Arts / … Continue reading

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Quirky follies and spooky geology

The Obelisk aka Conolly’s Folly, which still exists / Wendy Carlos demonstrates her Moog Synthesizer in 1970. A pretty comprehensive explanation of synthesis for the layperson / beautiful ceramic urns by artist John Booth / ambient soundscapes and new electronica … Continue reading

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Since we’ve been gone

Musician Nils Frahm calls out artists for selling NFTs: “It’s unforgivable to participate in something which is so bleak and wrong” / related, NFTs Weren’t Supposed to End Like This / If Y2K-Era Movie Theater Carpets Could Talk: ‘Like cartoon … Continue reading

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Short cuts

The Artist Series by photographer Brynley Davies / from which we get the following art by Connie Harrison, art by Daisy Parris, art by Louise Howard / related, 21 Artists to Collect in 2021 / hazy music by A Sisyphus … Continue reading

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Rising up above it all

A great glass elevator for Battersea Power Station by WilkinsonEyre. See also (because we love trotting this one out): The sad story of Battersea Power Station: a graveyard of architectural visions, together with a gallery / speaking of ruins, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: … Continue reading

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Rules of the road

On the end of the Mondeo and Ford’s legendary skill at conveying status with subtle design cues: ‘Ford’s tinsel artistes always made sure that you could tell a base from an L, or an XL, or a GXL, their palette … Continue reading

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Everything is abandoned eventually

The Museum of Everything Else (via Music Radar) / art by Matt Lyon / amazing concrete micro hostel in Beijing / What’s Under the Lincoln Memorial? / The Growth of London Mapped (via Kottke) / 120 years of the Whitechapel … Continue reading

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Hang and Twang

Buy art prints at Hang Together Studio, including work by Petra Eriksson, Mitch Payne and Baker & Evans / another new creative venture of note: Paper Boy Magazine / robot Tricks by Mario the Maker Magician / music by MR-63 … Continue reading

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Art and music Monday bonanza

‘The wannabe food influencer who’s wanted by the FBI‘ / The McMansion Hell Yearbook reaches 1979 / illegally demolished London pub is rebuilt, brick by brick / bee stories / documenting the torture of writing, Douglas Adams’s 42, coming soon … Continue reading

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You’re the book that I have opened

Starting off with a track by track deconstruction of Massive Attack’s Unfinished Sympathy (via Ask MeFi) / two obituaries for the furniture designer Zeev Aram / staying with furniture, New York collective Fort Makers presents ‘Goodnight House‘, ‘a collection of … Continue reading

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Sounds of the oceans

Phantom Islands, a soundtrack project. ‘During centuries of ocean exploration these phantom islands were sighted, charted, described and even explored – but their existence has never been ultimately verified. Poised somewhere between cartographical fact and maritime fiction, they haunted seafarers’ … Continue reading

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